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Overview of St James of Knysna

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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St James of Knysna

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKnysna Lagoon1 min walk
    Popular LocationGarden Route National Park1 min walk
    Popular LocationKnysna Elephant Park3 min drive
    AirportPlettenberg Bay (PBZ)35 min drive

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Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 10

  • 646 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 18

  • 495 sq ft
  • Lagoon view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Junior Suite - Courtyard Facing - 8

  • 517 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 11

  • 506 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Suite - Garden Facing - 2

  • 452 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Standard Double Room - Garden Facing - 1

  • 312 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 16

  • 527 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Suite - Garden Facing - 3

  • 506 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Superior Suite - Garden Facing - 15

  • 495 sq ft
  • Partial lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Suite

  • 560 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Junior Suite - Courtyard Facing - 9

  • 592 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Superior Suite - Lake Facing - Lady Anne

  • 463 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Double Room - Garden Facing - 19

  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 17

  • 495 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Knysna

Located in Knysna, St James of Knysna is on a lake. Simola Golf Course and Knysna Golf Club are worth visiting if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Knysna Lagoon and Leisure Isle. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives and game viewing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Waterfront - 3 min drive
  • Knysna Quays - 3 min drive
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 35 min drive

Restaurants

  • St James of Knysna — 1 min walk

About this property

St James of Knysna

5-star luxury country house near Knysna Lagoon
Along with 2 outdoor pools, this smoke-free country house has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, spa services, 24-hour room service and concierge services are on-site. All 15 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Conveniences include fridges and coffee makers, and guests will appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
St James of Knysna offers 15 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with digital channels and Netflix. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured, uncovered self-parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Designer shops
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Private picnics
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Outdoors

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Dock
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 43-inch TV
  • Digital channels
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

More

  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Knysna St James
St James House Knysna
St James Knysna
The St James Knysna
The St. James Of Knysna Hotel Knysna
St James Knysna Country House
St James Country House
The St. James Of Knysna Hotel
St James of Knysna Knysna
St James of Knysna Country House
St James of Knysna Country House Knysna

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at St James of Knysna and receive a full refund?
Yes, St James of Knysna offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to St James of Knysna cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at St James of Knysna?
As of 20 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at St James of Knysna on 1 May 2021 start from £81, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does St James of Knysna have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
Is St James of Knysna pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at St James of Knysna?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at St James of Knysna?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at St James of Knysna?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is St James of Knysna located?
Situated on a lake, this luxury country house is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Knysna Lagoon, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Simola Golf Course and Knysna Golf Club. Leisure Isle and Brenton Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 125 out of 158 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 25 out of 158 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 158 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 158 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 158 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The best
This is our favourite place to stay in Knysna. Great staff, wonderful position, great breakfast.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Service, staff and room were excellent but stay was ruined by no restaurant, no bar, no lounge no T V and very few other Guests. Renovation works in progress which we were not told about. Check before you book
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a beautiful property. It is not inexpensive however the facility certainly merits the cost. It has a view of the waterfront and the rooms are spacious and extremely well maintained. The restaurant in the hotel has good breakfast and lunch options. Recommend having dinner at one of the many places on the waterfront. Solid 4 star property.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2019

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